Rupert Wates and Friends, New York
4 ½ stars
This warm, witty, tender, poignant program of fifteen songs
cuts across the U.S.landscape to
share stories of ordinary people and fleeting moments made memorable by Rupert
Wates' razor-sharp, insightful touch as a composer and lyricist. Emotions in
the songs, and their delivery by Wates, Stacey Lorin and Valorie Miller, are
nuanced. It's a welcome respite to sit in Joe's Café, feeling the strong
melodies in your bones and absorbing the messages in your gut. You'll take
something powerfully important away – we connect best when we feel the
story. Take time for Joe's Café.
IndyFringe Theater: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m.